Visit of Ben Yeger from Combatants for Peace

On Monday 22nd May 2017 are delighted to be welcoming Ben Yeger from the organisation Combatants for Peace, to our Bring and Share community supper at Friendship Cafe, Chequers Bridge, Gloucester (see here for event details).

Ben is representing Combatants for Peace, which brings together Israeli and Palestinian ex-combatants to work towards peace. From the prism of his personal experience Ben will address the following question: Are we separate entities or intrinsically interconnected with all things and beings? Our education encourages a sense of separation of “Us from Them” in Human-to-Human, Human to Nature and Human to Spirit relationships. But is this true?

Ben grew up in Israel with the narrative that “I have an enemy who wants me destroyed, who I must fight, to protect myself.” An ex-combatant in the Israeli army, over the last 9 years Ben has been working with the ‘Enemy’, exploring the possibility that everything is interconnected and interdependent and that this story isn’t true. There is no “Them” – only “We”. In this talk, he will share his personal story of how he came to this realization. He will also show a trailer for the film ‘Disturbing the Peace’ which focusses on the work of the ex-combatants. Ben Yeger is the European representative of Combatants for Peace (www.cfpeace.org) and Director of Moving Conflicts (www.movingconflicts.org). He was a TEDx speaker in Warwick in 2013 https://youtu.be/Qzvopt5gwtg

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